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Thailand To Send Tens Of Thousands Of Homeless to Concentration Camps Before Bush Visit

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The Thai authorities have said they want to clear Bangkok's streets of thousands of homeless people ahead of a meeting of world leaders next month.
"There are no excuses for being a vagabond," Bangkok Governor Samak Sundaravej told The Bangkok Post. "Everybody must have a place to live."

Thai police estimate that there are around 10,000 homeless people on the streets of Bangkok. Poor rural people are attracted to the capital in their search for jobs.

"Give them a chance to go back home first, then put (the rest) together in one place and feed them from the state budget like my previous operation against street dogs," Mr Samak was quoted as saying by The Nation.

The metropolitan bureau police said shelters had already been prepared for those who are not hand-picked to attend the army boot camps.

"We have prepared shelters for them and at the beginning of October before Apec (Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation) starts, they will be sent there for training," he said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3115668.stm
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